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Macron visits famed Disco Maghreb record shop on Algeria trip

Algeria French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hand with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Oran, Algeria Reuters French President Emmanuel Macron visited a celebrated record shop in Algeria on Saturday, an apparent overture to young Algerians during a trip aimed at easing what he called the “painful” history shared by the two countries. The trauma of French colonial rule in Algeria and the bitter independence war that ended it […]

Algerian court orders reopening of bookshop managed by Christian

World Watch Monitor A bookshop owned by a Christian in Algeria can reopen its doors following a court order, reports Christian advocacy group Middle East Concern. The court’s decision on 13th December annulled an earlier order by the Governor of Oran to close the bookshop in Ain Turk, 30 kilometres west of Oran, on charges of […]

Algeria government denies church closures are discrimination

World Watch Monitor The Algerian Minister of Religious Affairs has denied discriminating against the country’s Christian minority by ordering the closure of several churches in recent months. The latest church closures took place last week, as two churches were sealed by police in the north-western city of Oran. A week beforehand, two more churches received a notification to […]

Algerian pastor decries church closure

World Watch Monitor The leader of a Protestant church in Algeria’s north-western town of Aïn Turk has denounced the closure of his church four months ago. Youssef Ourahmane founded the House of Hope church more than 20 years ago – in 1997 – but on 9th November, 2017, the local authorities closed down the church, claiming […]